New Vrindaban’s Transcendental Throwback Thursday – 11/27/2014

New Vrindaban Throwback Thursday

This week’s challenge: There are nine people in this photo. Can you name them all and identify what are they doing?

Extra credit: What year was this photo taken?

What to do: Post your guesses on the “who, what, when, where & why” in the comment section at the New Vrindaban Facebook page.

New Vrindaban Gurukuli, Kuli, Reunion, ISKCON, 1994

1994 New Vrindaban Gurukuli Reunion Flyer.

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Here’s the info we have:

Who (from let to right): Charnamrita Van Pelt (kneeling, holding spear), Vraja Johnson (Meberg) (kneeling, wearing black & red shirt), Laksmi Lennon (kneeling, wearing black & yellow shirt). Laksmi Weisner (standing, hand raised), Varsha Rao (Graves) (kneeling, head turned, holding spear), Sukadevi Bauer (standing, holding sword), Rama Leela Waterman (standing, holding bow in shooting posture), Manjari Meberg (standing, holding bow), Kirti Waterman (kneeling, holding staff).

What: A photo of the cast before a performance of the Ramayana.

Main characters: Ram Leela was Lord Ramachandra, Laksmi Weisner was Sita Devi, Manjari was Laksman, Kitri was Hanuman, Sukadevi was Ravana and the others played demons.

Attached is a flyer from the 1994 Gurukuli Reunion. Note the musical performance at 5 pm Sunday.

When: July, 1994.

Where: Small Prasadam Hall, Radha Vrindaban Chandra’s Temple; New Vrindaban, West Virginia.